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Eldi repair stand - anyone know anything about them

Old 10-14-20, 10:27 PM
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Eldi repair stand - anyone know anything about them

3-4 years ago my brother-in-law says he has a bike repair stand he wasn't using and asked if I wanted it. At the time I was just using my 5 bike hitch rack screwed to the leg of a workbench so I said sure.

The stand he gave me was an absolute beast from a weight perspective. I had never seen anything about it and assumed someone just fashioned it together. A month or two ago in the midst of covid inactivity and boredom I stumbled across a picture of an Eldi repair stand that looked a lot like what I have. Unfortunately, it was in storage until today (the new shop passed final inspection yesterday). Well, sure enough mine is an Eldi. From what I gather these were made in Germany into the 1920's. But, information is scarce to say the best on the 'net. Does anyone have any info on these things. Now that I know what I have and how vintage it is I will probably start a restoration process and repaint it as there's quite a bit of rust on the trays.




Oh, and bike pic to show part of the stable happy in their new home.
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Very cool!

That is the real deal, when men were men and a bike stand could crush you like a bug.

Think Var, Schwinn and Park when they started, Eldi's date back a long way, 1920's is not uncommon.

You need to restore that.
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ELDI is Ellinghaus & Dickmann from Remscheid, made decent quality tools, defunct since 2005
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What that thing lacks in portability it makes up for in vintage awesomeness.
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Well, you certainly canít run with that and put an eye out.
Safer than scissors.

It looks amazing and a candidate for a powder coat.
In battleship grey.

Helluva babysitter if you have the right kind of straps.
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Such stands show up on german Ebay frequently, price range seems to be 250-350. ELDI often sold the same item for decades without design changes, so yours may be as old as 90 years or only 40 Originl color seems to have been silver hammertone finish.
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Originl color seems to have been silver hammertone finish.
Stop.


Hammertone.
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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
Stop.


Hammertone.
Ok, now that was hilarious
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Stop.


Hammertone.
Can't touch this....
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the first shop I worked at used an Eldi (circa 1070) It wasn't painted
just a cast iron gun metal grey kind of thing
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There’s a truing stand on eBay that wants to be in your shop next to the work stand
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Eld...AOSwmY9fWGqBnd.
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Scozim,
That stand is a great old tool but the clamps can crunch a new lightweight bike tube. I would suggest that something like the Silca Hirobel frame clamp be added to one arm of the stand for new ultra light tube bikes. I have seen lot of crunched tubes from over clamping the levers on the older model stands. HTH, MH
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Powder coat, in some bright colors!
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I think all that stuff was painted silver, not bare cast iron. I worked in a shop with one, and we had an Eldi truing stand too. Both manufactured in the '70s. I don't know when they stopped making them, but someone was importing them into the U.S. in the '70s. The Eldi truing stand is infuriating. Well, the bike stand is pretty bad too. The shop gave me the truing stand when they got TS-2s. I'm pretty sure I used it to true wheels, but mostly I would take them to the shop after I built them at home.
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Scozim,
That stand is a great old tool but the clamps can crunch a new lightweight bike tube. I would suggest that something like the Silca Hirobel frame clamp be added to one arm of the stand for new ultra light tube bikes. I have seen lot of crunched tubes from over clamping the levers on the older model stands. HTH, MH
Thanks, I've only used it a few times and put a couple of rags in it for padding and don't clamp it very tight because I don't want to damage the frame tubing. I'm actually thinking about buying some self stick material (like the soft side of velcro) to install on the clamps.
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clamp the seatpost. I keep a cheap seatpost around for bare frames. I squashed the seat tube of the first frame I built back in the '70s in a Park stand.
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